為什麼股權位於我們所做的一切。

Our mission depends on it.

Our mission is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

We estimate that as many as 100 million people — 30 percent of the U.S. population — lack access to the lifesaving and lifeenhancing benefits parks and recreation provides.We cannot rest until we close the gap.

Our vision inspires it.

We seek a future where the full power of parks and recreation is widely recognized for creatinga better life for everyone通過構建strong, healthy and resilient communities. We know that not everyone has access to that better life. We recognize the challenges we face, and these challenges strengthen our resolve.Read our public statement here.

  • 在美國,色彩,低收入社區和土著人口的人been disproportionately exposed to environmental conditionsthat can harm their health. Across the country, race is the most significant predictor of a person living near contaminated air, water or soil.
  • 根據這一點景觀與城市規劃journal, among others, many communities of color and other marginalized groups, such as LGBTQ+, immigrants, people with low income and people with disabilities, lack the opportunity to experience and engage in high-quality parks and recreation — because these resources literally do not exist near them, or, if they do, they are not safe, welcoming nor inclusive.
  • According to一項研究與主要的白色和高收入社區相比,非白和低收入社區在其社區中有一個休閑設施的可能性較小程度不大。

我們采取行動。

We are striving for a future whereeveryone has fair and just accessto quality parks and recreation. To build this future, we are focused on four key areas.

  • 我們承認過去,並認識到全國性的不公平,在全國各地的社區創造了非常不同的生活經驗,並從過去學習。Visit our story map here.
  • We are strengthening our organizational culture and practices centered around equity and our core values of trust, continuous learning, diversity and inclusion. Read more about our values andaction plan.
  • 我們正在嵌入多樣性,公平和納入(DEI),我們如何為未來準備公園和娛樂場所。了解有關DEI培訓的更多信息,並在本頁右側列中注冊警報。
  • We are actively building up equity-centered outcomes while working to dismantle the barriers to equity. Read more about our work and resources below.

我們在這項工作中快樂。

Because we are parks and recreation, committing to equity and striving for an equitable world also means approaching this work with喜悅,celebrationand a hunger for學習.

We invite all of our friends and allies to join us on this learning journey and on this road to achieving訪問全部to the incredible benefits of parks and recreation.

The future we envision is a truly beautiful one, with quality parks and recreation embedded inevery community for everyone.

Equity in Parks and Recreation

Equity is central to all of NRPA’s work as an organization. Below are few examples of where we have centered equity to support park and recreation professionals in their work to create fair and just park and recreation systems.

Thumbnail of Equity Story MapEquity in Parks and Recreation: A Historical Perspective

該故事地圖探討了美國曆史,公園和娛樂和城市規劃的演變,以及它如何將我們帶到今天獲得公園和娛樂的不公平。這是兩部分資源的一部分。第二部分將突出策略,以解決2022年的公園訪問中的不平等。

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股權語言指南

NRPA的股權語言指導是一種幫助公園和娛樂專業人士在多樣性,公平和包容性周圍發展共同語言的術語表。它還提供了幫助人們熟悉的指導,他們可能無法意識到和最好的做法,以便您的寫作。這是一個活生生的文件,會經常改變。請添加書簽並返回此頁麵,以便您始終可以訪問最新版本。

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Thumbnail of Equity Story Map股權行動計劃

NRPA's Equity Action Plan provides a framework for how we are strengthening our organizational culture and practices centered around equity and our core values of trust, continuous learning, diversity and inclusion.

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Elevating Health Equity Through Parks and Recreation: A Framework for Action

這種互動框架指導當地公園和娛樂專業人員在將股票鏡頭應用於全係統的操作,計劃和服務時。

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Parks for Inclusion

NRPA works to ensure that all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation. To achieve this, NRPA has made a formal commitment to the Partnership for Inclusive Health’s Commit to Inclusion initiative.

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Parks Build CommunityParks Build Community

Parks Build Community is a national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America. Each year, NRPA conducts a complete park makeover in partnership with park equipment manufacturers and community organizations within the city hosting the NRPA Annual Conference.

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Park ImprovementsPark Improvements

通過對創新解決方案的財政支持,公園和娛樂專業人士創造了新的係統,以重新分配社區的財政資源,以支持弱勢社區。

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Learn more about NRPA's other initiativesaimed at improving access to parks and recreation for all people.

股權資源

NRPA Strategic Plan

Every day, in communities across the country, the people of parks and recreation are making their communities better places to live, work and play. We are building a nation-wide movement of support for their critical work and want you to join us.


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Creating Equity-Based System Master Plans

A system-wide park master plan is a tool that can help us understand the history and current barriers to park access and set a vision and plan to remove these inequities and ensure parks and open space are providing the most benefit to communities.

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Greener Parks for Health Resources

NRPA, in partnership with the Willamette Partnership, developed a suite of resources for park and recreation professionals and partners to address the inequitable climate-related health impacts and advocate for solutions.

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Community Engagement Resource Guide

Local park and recreation agencies work diligently to ensure all people have access to and feel welcome in the places, programs and facilities that make their lives and communities great. Equitable and inclusive community engagement is central to this vision and is fundamental to establishing quality parks that meet the needs of all people.

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Mentoring in Parks and Rec

Local park and recreation agencies provide ample opportunities for youth to build positive social connections. Through Mentoring in Parks and Rec, NRPA supports agencies in their efforts to build effective and evidence-based mentorship programs that connect youth with caring and compassionate mentors while strengthening connections across community.

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Coming Soon — NRPA is currently developing this new resource:

Park Access Resource

The Park Access Resource assists park and recreation professionals in exploring personal and community history. The resource helps those in the field to better understand the root causes of inequities and guide professionals toward intentional action in addressing inequities in park access.

Coming in summer 2021.

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